UN post on WHO chief’s China COVID comments removed from Weibo

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

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BEIJING, May 11 (Reuters) – A United Nations Weibo post on the World Health Organization chief’s comments that China’s zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy is not sustainable was removed from the Chinese social media platform on Wednesday morning shortly after being posted.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had made the remarks at a Tuesday media briefing. The United Nations and Weibo did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Reporting by Martin Quin Pollard; Editing by Christopher Cushing

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